The London Spirit is no longer in competition for a spot in the Hundred 2021 Playoffs, but its opponent in this match, the Oval Invincibles, is. The London Spirit have only won one of their six matches, while the Oval Invincibles have won three of their six.
Both of these teams have two matches left, and the Oval Invincibles will be trying to win both of them. Both of these sides won their previous encounter and will be in a relatively positive state of mind.
This was meant to be the second meeting between these two sides, but weather spoiled the first one, forcing it to be called off without a ball being bowled. On August 14, 2021, the match will be held at the Kia Oval in London.
Match Details to Note
Match: Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit, The Hundred Men 2021
Date: August 14, 2021 (Saturday)
Time: 11:30 PM (IST)
Venue: Kennington Oval, London
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Team Previews
The previous match was won by the Invincibles thanks to a superb inning by Jason Roy. With 174 runs, he has been the most prolific run-scorer for the Invincibles. He is followed by Colin Ingram (122) and Sam Billings (122). (118).
However, it should be remembered that 81 of Ingram’s runs came in just one inning. The batting has not been very consistent. Will Jacks, Laurie Evans, and even Sunil Narine have made cameo appearances but have struggled to convert their efforts into match-winning knocks.
Jason Roy has the most sixes (8), followed by Sanil Narine and Colin Ingram, who each have five.
Sunil Narine is the team’s most successful bowler, with the second-most wickets, six, and the greatest economy rate. Tabraiz Shamsi has struggled in the Hundred, but the Invincibles have a strong bowling squad with Tom Curran, Saqib Mahmood, and Reece Topley.
Oval Invincibles Squad
Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Sunil Narine, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings(w/c), Alex Blake, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Nathan Sowter, Jordan Cox, Brandon Glover, Jordan Clark, Laurie Evans, Sandeep Lamichhane
Jason Roy is the Invincibles’ highest run-scorer, with 174 runs and two half-centuries. Sam Billings and Colin Ingram have also scored more than 100 runs.
Sunil Narine has six wickets with an economy rate of 1.20. Tom Curran is their leading wicket-taker, with seven wickets at an expensive economy of 1.58.
Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Will Jacks, Alex Blake, Colin Ingram, Sam Billings (wk/c), Laurie Evans, Sunil Narine, Tom Curran, Tabraiz Shamsi, Reece Topley, Saqib Mahmood
We watched London Spirit make some adjustments in the last match, dropping Mohammad Amir and rearranging the batting order, and ultimately winning their first match of the Hundred.
They will be missing Mohammad Nabi in this encounter since he has returned to his home town, thus another change will be required at the very least.
Despite the previous match’s victory, we are not optimistic about London Spirit’s chances in this one. They just do not have the batting strength or present form to win matches continuously.
Rossington, Reece, Inglis, and Cracknell are unlikely to frighten the opposing bowling attack. Morgan’s bad form also doesn’t appear to want to end.
Bradley Wheal, who had four wickets in the last game, was the pick of the bowlers. We don’t believe there will be any changes to the bowling lineup for this match.
London Spirit Squad
Adam Rossington(w), Luis Reece, Josh Inglis, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan(c), Ravi Bopara, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane, Joe Denly, Jade Dernbach, David Wiese, Mohammad Amir
The batting lineup for the Spirit has yet to ignite on all cylinders. So far, Adam Rossington and Josh Inglis have been their leading run-scorers. Eoin Morgan and Mohammad Nabi appear to be in a bad mood.
Except for Wheal’s four-for-four, the Spirit has yet to produce a match-winning effort in the bowling department. Mohammad Amir is also yet to deliver.
Predicted XI: Adam Rossington (w), Josh Inglis, Luis Reece, Joe Cracknell, Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Mohammad Nabi, Roelof van der Merwe, Blake Cullen, Bradley Wheal, Mason Crane
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Toss Prediction
The team that wins the toss will want to bat first. The surface at the Oval is still decent for batting, so switching should give you a little edge.
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Weather Report
There is no possibility of rain, according to the weather prediction. However, there will be some cloud cover. The temperature will hover around 21 degrees Celsius. The humidity level will be largely around the mid-60s.
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Pitch Report
So far, the pitch at Kennington Oval has been favorable for batting. The average first-innings score of 153 indicates that hitters have had the opportunity to express themselves. The track has also seemed to get better as the match progresses and chasing should thus be the way forward.
Oval Invincibles vs London Spirit Match Prediction
We’re going to put money on the Oval Invincibles to win this game. They undoubtedly have a better batting order and a more proficient bowling unit than London Spirit. London Spirit has been the weakest team in the Hundred 2021 season thus far, with only one win in six games.
Oval Invincibles is the favorite to win.